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Imagine there’s no parking? City Vision group says ramps could be obsolete in 20 years



The demand for more parking space in La Crosse has been a big concern since at least the 1950’s. 

But within 20 years, parking problems could be a thing of the past. 

Andrea Schnick from the La Crosse city planning department says changes in cars and transportation might make big parking ramps obsolete before you know it.

“What’s going to happen to the parking ramps in 20, 40 years, when people aren’t driving cars any more, and we have these huge, expensive structures?” said Schnick on WIZM’s La Crosse Talk.

Schnick is working with the City Vision 2040 planning committee, which has just begun a study of how La Crosse could change over the next two decades. 

She says the committee will also look at the future of retail and residential space downtown, and the possibility that Valley View Mall might not be around in a few years. 

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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